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Hugh Eric Rank: German Autographs

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9384

Scope and Contents

Collection of German autograph letters: [1] Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) to C.F. Fromann (publisher), 1821 (cf. Goethe's Works, Weimarer Ausgabe, 34, n.161); [2] Ottilie von Goethe (née von Pogwisch), 1796-1872, Goethe's daughter-in-law; [3] Johann Christoph Gottsched (1700-66), dedicatory quotation from Horace, 1745; [4] Johann Gottfried Herder (1744-1803), fragment of a letter; [5] Charlotte Kestner (née Buff) (1753-1828), note about household matters; [6] Karl Kraus (1868-1952) of Die Fackel (possibly a newspaper), Vienna, letter, 1899; [7] [Johann Caspar] Lavater [1741-1801], note, [17]86; [8] Gottfried Wilhelm von Leipnitz (1646-1716), note; [9] Ulrike von Levetzow (1804-99), to Luise (undated); [10] Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer (1774-1845), letter, 1823; [11] Anna Amalia, Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar (1739-1807), mother of Carl August, official letter, 1770; [12] Carl Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1818-1901), letter, 1822; [13] Carl August, Duke of Saxe-Weimar (1757-1828), official letter, 1815, concerning restitution to a miller for war damage; [14] Sophie, Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar (1824-97), letter, 1882; [15-16] 2 letters from Schlegel [possibly Friedrich Justus August von Schlegel (1772-1829) or August Wilhelm von Schlegel (1767-1845)] to Herr von Sartori, and to Christian Gottfried Daniel Nees von Esenbeck (1776-1858), both undated; and [17] Ludwig Tieck (1773-1858), letter to [Gley], 1826.

Collected by Hugh Eric Rank of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge (M.A., 1958)


  • Creation: 1700-1899 (Circa)

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1 envelope(s) (1 envelope)

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Presented by Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, 1996

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